Cape Final Hot
From Jacob Lake, take US Highway 67 South towards the North rim of Grand Canyon National park. Once in the park, drive 9.5 miles to the signed junction with the Cape Royal road and Point Imperial and turn left (East). Drive 5.4 miles to the signed junction and turn right onto Cape Royal Road. Drive 11.8 miles and park at the signed trailhead on your left. There is a restroom at the trailhead, but no water.
30 yr old Recommendation: It's a remarkably short hike for such an impressive reward, with great views of the Grand Canyon. This is an Easy hike. Since you'll still have energy after this short hike, it's best to hike some of the other hikes in the area, such as Cape Royal and Cliff Spring.
If a short, easy hike to some great views of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon appeals to you, this is your hike.
This is an easy hike through the lovely north rim pine forest to one of the best lookout points on the North Rim. From the parking area, walk along the easy to follow trail through the ponderosa pine and aspen forest. After 2.2 miles of walking you'll reach the viewpoint.
The point extends out into the canyon, so the views here are particularly impressive. You'll be able to see Furnace flats, the Tanner trail, the Little Colorado river gorge, Vishnu Temple, and Chuar Butte from this wide open viewpoint. There is a campsite here, but you need a backcountry permit to camp. After enjoying the views, return the way you came.